Straight Up Scene Study is an inclusive class for actors of every level!
Are you hoping to gain more artistic skills?
Learn and try out new performance techniques?
Develop an in-depth understanding of script analysis
Classes will begin with a warmup to release the tension from our daily lives. This allows students to truly inhabit their physical body, the actor’s ‘instrument’. They are then able to access and use information they gain from all five senses to approach their character.
Students will learn to ask and answer specific questions by focusing on the material. This creates a performance which reveals the subtexts that emotionally impact their character, and in turn their audience.
In a positive, encouraging environment we will work on scenes in front of the class. With input and critique from myself and your fellow students, you will come to understand how to reveal the deeper layers of your character’s wants, needs and motivations.
Each actor’s personal life experience can be used to build the character in order to create a dynamic and unique performance on stage, on camera or for auditions.
Noëlle Parker began her professional career on stage at The Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. As one of the youngest actresses to become a member of EST, she went on to appear in their annual Marathon of One Acts for the next five years. She attended the original High School of Performing Arts on 46th street (now known as LaGuardia) where she was formally trained in the methods of Stanislavski, Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagan. Privately, she studied extensively with Susan Batson and Sandra Seacat in New York, and with Dominic DeFazio in Los Angeles. Noëlle has worked with Sean Penn, Blythe Danner, Brian Dennehy, Sam Waterston, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Dermott Mulroney among others. She has appeared in numerous films and television shows. Most notably in the title role of NBC's Lethal Lolita - Amy Fisher: My Story, the film At Close Range and as a regular on the series Sisters playing the defiant wayward daughter of Swoosie Kurtz. She was awarded a daytime Emmy for her work in Different Worlds—An Interracial Love Story. Most recently, Noëlle can be seen in the 2020 film We Only Know So Much where she is also an Associate Producer. Having worked and studied for most of her career has given Noelle a unique advantage as a private coach and teacher. She brings her own knowledge and experience to help all stages of actors achieve their goals. She has been living and working in the Sag Harbor community for the last ten years while continuing her acting career and working as a private coach locally and in NYC. She is excited to collaborate with Bay Street Theater and offer this work to the community!